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Find your own idyllic "secret" beach on holiday in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland

We hope this article inspires you to holiday in the wonderful islands of the Outer Hebrides, spark your spirit of adventure and explore off the beaten track to discover your own idyllic secret beach.


It's always wonderful to visit somewhere new and find an unexpected, beautiful place which provides memories to cherish. Sometimes half the fun is in planning where to go by studying local maps, whether paper versions or online in order to find beaches that are beautiful, secluded, peaceful and more remote. It's too easy to miss stunning beaches if you are driving from A to B just using the car sat nav.


In our previous beach article we showed you 15 of our favourite beaches in the Outer Hebrides. These were all beaches that are in the public domain and have been previously written about on the internet. There are so many more magnificent beaches in the Outer Hebrides, particularly on the island of North Uist that have not been publicised and are just waiting for you to discover them.


In this article we will share with you some pictures of our favourite peaceful white sandy beaches here in the Outer Hebrides. The first two beaches are on North Uist and the third is on the Isle of Harris.




1) Our first "secret" beach on North Uist.


We spent several days wild camping here and didn't see another soul. We went swimming in the sea every day, watched the antics of the sea birds and the sun setting into the sea. The perfect place to chill, refresh and revitalise.


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Unspoilt, deserted beach on North Uist


wild swimming in the. sparkling sea, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Wild swimming in the sparkling sea, North Uist

White sandy beach and rare Machair flowers , North Uist, Outer Hebrides
Beautiful crescent of white sandy beach fringed by rare Machair flowers, North Uist, Outer Hebrides


2) "Secret" beach number 2 on North Uist.


Walking along this beach felt like I had stumbled across a location for a film about being shipwrecked on a paradise island. Untouched, absolutely pristine and only my footprints in the perfect sand which felt warm under my bare feet even though it was only April. I'd be surprised if anyone ever comes here.


Panorama of this expanse of beach, North Uist, Outer Hebrides
Panorama of the huge expanse of sand on this secret beach


Anyone would think James Bond was about to emerge from the sea
Anyone would think James Bond was about to emerge from the sea!



Imagine having this beach to yourself - beach, North Uist
Imagine having this beach to yourself


3) Our favourite "secret" beach on the Isle of Harris.


Reaching this beach requires a short hike around the coastline which as you can see is well worth the effort. We pitched our tent beside a stream and stayed here for several days. We went swimming in the sea every day and were joined by curious seals who came to check us out. Our only other visitors were 2 playful bullocks. On the walk out we had lovely views of an otter swimming in the crystal clear sea below us. Good therapy for the mind, body and soul.


Turquoise sea and beach, Outer hebrides
Yes the sea really is this turquoise and crystal clear


Stunning beach, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides
Can you imagine a better place to practice yoga or to meditate


Our tent with a million dollar view


Is this Thailand? The Bahamas? No it is a stunning beach in the Outer Hebrides, UK
Is this Thailand? The Bahamas? No it is a stunning beach in the Outer Hebrides, UK


Camping spot on the beach, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides
A perfect pitch!


Bullocks on the beach, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides
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We hope that we have inspired you to visit the Outer Hebrides soon and find your own idyllic secret beach.


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